Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57752
Can't edit an existing firewall configuration
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:38:48 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3-12 i686)
Description of problem:
I cannot find a way to use this tool to edit a firewall configuration that
already exists in /etc/sysconfig/ipchains. (Since the Help dialog says that
it stores its results into that file, I assume that it should be able to
load the contents for editing). The tool starts with an empty set of rules,
whether or not there is a file name argument given when starting the tool.
No "File" button, no change when clicking the "Default" button, no
information in the Help dialog, nada.
I have verified that the file does exist, and has configuration
information. The existing contents were generated (I believe) when I
installed the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start with a system with firewall information configured from system
2.Invoke firewall-config, with or without an argument
Actual Results: The dialog window comes up with no existing rules shown.
it does store the values in /etc/sysconfig/ipchains, but do to a subset of
commands the GUI version is read/written to/from /etc/sysconfig/firewall.
For 8.0 there will be a ipchains converter and an iptables config tool which
will give you full editing of /etc/sysconfig/iptables...
Sorry... maybe gnome-lokkit is what you are looking for?